10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland itinerary planner

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kouvola
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lieksa
— 3 nights
Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Helsinki
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly

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Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 2nd (Fri), examine the collection at Woikosken Automuseo and then explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, and then take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kouvola tour planning app.

Doha, Qatar to Kouvola is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Doha to Kouvola, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, Kouvola is much colder than Doha - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Lieksa

— 3 nights
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Step out of the city life by going to Akka-Koli Hill and Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lieksa: Koli National Park (Rasavaara Observation tower, Uhrihalkeama, &more). It doesn't end there: head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids and take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Lieksa travel planner.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Lieksa takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Lieksa can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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Helsinki

— 4 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Visiting Nuuksio National Park and Stand-Up Paddleboarding will get you outdoors. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Hiidenkirnut in Askola, about 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lieksa to Helsinki. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."